2017 CHARLOTTE ULTRASWIM
- June 1 – June 4, 2017
- Charlotte, NC
- Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center
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Day 2 finals of the Charlotte Ultraswim had a jam packed schedule, with finals of all the stroke 50s from last night added to the schedule from this morning’s prelims.
This caused the majority of swimmers to have doubles or even triples tonight, with three swimmers coming away with two wins.
Ryosuke Irie had a backstroke double, winning the 100 back before coming back with a win in the 50 just over an hour later. In the 100 he went 53.25, bringing it home in a blazing 26.98. Justin Ress of the NC State Wolfpack put up a best time of 53.49 for 2nd, improving his 53.75 from the Atlanta Classic in May.
Irie improves from 5th to 3rd in the world with that swim, while Ress moves up from 12th to 6th, and is now the 2nd fastest American this year behind only Matt Grevers.
In the 50 they went 1-2 again, with Irie coming in at 25.26 for the win and Ress not far behind in 25.37. Ress also earned a win on the night, out-touching Michael Chadwick in the 50 free, 22.67 to 22.69. Ryan Held was 3rd in 23.11.
Also doubling up on day 2 was Robert McHugh and Brazilian Joanna Maranhao, who both rocketed to wins in the 200 fly and 200 IM.
In the women’s 200 fly Maranhao clocked a time of 2:10.18, defeating Chelsea Britt (2:12.11) of the Athens Bulldogs and Olivia Carter (2:12.22) of Enfinity. In the 200 IM she was up against Carter again, going 2:15.21 for another win while Carter took 2nd in 2:19.58.
Olivia Smoliga had a big triple tonight, picking up a win in the 100 back at the beginning of the session before adding a pair of runner-up finishes in the 50 free and 50 back.
Smoliga and Elise Haan went back-and-forth in the backstrokes, with Smoliga taking the 100 in 1:00.70 to Haan’s 1:01.02, before Haan got revenge in the 50, 28.43 to 28.60.
Other winners on night 2:
- Alyssa Marsh, women’s 50 fly, 26.88
- Marcus Schlesinger, men’s 50 fly, 24.24
- Walker Higgins, men’s 400 free, 3:56.05